We all have flaws. Mr. Floyd seems to have had a huge one. Doesn't justify his murder. Since he was cuffed and restrained by several other officers, he presented no danger to the officer who killed him. And he repeatedly said he couldn't breathe even as the officer was kneeling on his neck. There's no excuse for that.
I don't think anyone here disagrees with that. We all stumble and sin - and hopefully repent. Where some of us seem to have issues is making him out to be a godly man who was "peaceful" and a "mentor" to young men - while at the same time making rapey porn movies, committing crimes including holding a gun to a pregnant woman's belly, and a hardcore drug addict. If that kind of guy is a "mentor" to young men, no matter their color, then we're in deep trouble. In my opinion, it's an insult to the black community to hold him up as a "mentor to young men" and "peaceful."
BTW, he made the rapey porn movies after he moved to Minnesota - supposedly, after turning his life around.
And for people who don't know, unless someone is a very wealthy person, he/she cannot support the type of drug habit Mr. Floyd evidently possessed without criminal activity. Working as a security guard doesn't pay the bills and support that heavy of a drug load.
Should a child molesting priest/pastor/preacher be referred to as a godly, humble, peaceful man just because he shows up and prays?
When Jerry Sandusky dies, should we write up glowing articles about how he was a devout Methodist, so just ignore that he sexually molested boys?
Infamous bank robber, Pretty Boy Floyd, proclaimed to be a Christian and even attended church services between heists. Maybe he was trying to turn his life around? IDK
Yes, we all have flaws, but come on - we need to stop the glorification of criminals.